Robert D. Goetzelman

Oct. 6, 1926 - Dec. 1, 2005

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Robert D. Goetzelman, 79, of Naples, Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005. He was born in Waukesha on Oct. 6, 1926. He had been a Naples resident for the past 24 years.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy Shore Patrol. Robert retired to Naples after 32 years on the Waukesha Police force as lieutenant detective. He was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 400 of Waukesha, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and American Legion Post No. 135.

Robert is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy; sons Robert II (Grace) of Fort Myers, Fla., and Tim of Naples, Fla.; and grandsons Erich and Pieter (Carolyn), also of Fort Myers. He is also survived by his brother, George of Salem, Ore.; sister June (Bill) Zahnow of The Villages, Fla.; several relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 28441 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135; Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105; or a charity of your choice.

Services will be private. Robertís ashes will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico per his wishes.

Fuller Funeral Home of Naples, Fla., (239) 417-5000, assisted the family with arrangements.